Shock News : Scientists Surprised To Learn That They Have Been Lying All Along

Pacific islands growing, not sinking

Climate scientists have expressed surprise at findings that many low-lying Pacific islands are growing, not sinking.

Islands in Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia are among those which have grown, largely due to coral debris, land reclamation and sediment.

The findings, published in the journal Global and Planetary Change, were gathered by comparing changes to 27 Pacific islands over the last 20 to 60 years using historical aerial photos and satellite images.

Auckland University’s Associate Professor Paul Kench, a member of the team of scientists, says the results challenge the view that Pacific islands are sinking due to rising sea levels associated with climate change.

“Eighty per cent of the islands we’ve looked at have either remained about the same or, in fact, gotten larger,” he says.

“Some of those islands have gotten dramatically larger, by 20% or 30%.

Pacific islands growing, not sinking › News in Science (ABC Science)

h/t to Bill Pounder and others

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23 Responses to Shock News : Scientists Surprised To Learn That They Have Been Lying All Along

  1. Steve Case says:

    The 3 Maldive Tide gauges with data from 1989 to 2001 say:

    Gan II 3.0 mm/yr
    Male B 3.7 mm/yr
    Hani- -1.1 mm/yr

    That’s right, one has a negative rate over a span of 10 years

  2. The_other_steve_jobs says:

    From the same website:
    Top international experts including UN’s Ban Ki-moon to discuss the effect of climate change on small island nations

    Steve – you gotta stop calling these people scientists. They’re nothing of the sort.

  3. Eliza says:

    Hey! Maybe the forgot say the sea ain’t rising LOL

  4. Eliza says:

    They forgot

  5. NancyG says:

    What really stands out for me is this quote:

    “Governments have a 10-year window of opportunity”


  6. Andy DC says:

    Another of many deceased alarmist poster children. But they still blather on, even when they are totally wrong.

  7. rah says:

    Seems to me they were talking about a 10 year window of opportunity 10 years ago!

    • mjc says:

      Yeah, 10 yrs ago, 2004, they were saying that those islands would be keeping company with Atlantis by now. Funny, how they are still around…and growing.

  8. Don says:

    Sea levels have been rising for centuries, if not millenia. Just more lies from the crowd that lies for billions of taxpayer $$$$$$$$$.

  9. Robert Austin says:

    As evidenced by the following quotes, they still have to genuflect to the catastropist message or face savage attacks from the usual suspects.

    But Kench says this does not mean climate change does not pose dangers.
    “The land may still be there but will they still be able to support human habitation?” he says.

    “But the key problem is that sea level rise is likely to accelerate much beyond what we’ve seen in the 20th century.”

    “Naomi Thirobaux, from Kiribati, has studied the shape of Pacific islands for her PhD and says no-one should be lulled into thinking erosion and inundation is not taking its toll and displacing people from their land.”

  10. Luke of the D says:

    How can a scientist be “surprised” by results? Doesn’t that just scream bias? You get results and then come to a conclusion… that is what scientists do.

  11. Tel says:

    Obviously no one got around to explaining to the coral about acid oceans and the death of all sea life. No one got around to explaining to the ocean either for that matter. Looks like more Carbon dissolved in the water results in more Carbon being available to build shells and coral. Common sense wins again!

  12. Brian H says:

    The parrot fish and the coral, unless killed off, will keep the islands “just right” for whatever level the sea chooses.

  13. DedaEda says:

    Dr. Brown was right after all. Global warming is in reverse and islands are safe.

  14. gofer says:

    The reason the Maldives have been dropped from media propaganda talking points, like the Arctic. Never mind.

  15. D.Self says:

    Today’s News from your major State Run Media outlet: The Antarctic is melting at a phenomenal rate! so much that the extreme cold temperatures can not stop it. The BS is getting deeper by the hour, not the day but the hour….

    • mjc says:

      Combined with the increased growth from CO2, if we were able to spread that BS on fields, we’d have to start shipping the excess produced to Mars, to be able to store all the bumper crops.

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